8 Tips on How to Write a Good Fight Scene

Write a Good Fight Scene

In many novels you will have a fight scene—everything from a verbal scuffle as two people break up to a major battle, and because this is often the climax to your story, you might want to approach the scene cautiously.

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Boosting Your Prose – Part 1: Setting

I am currently in Denver but thought I would share checklists over the next few weeks that I use to go over each and every one of my stories to make sure that all of my stories are “up to snuff,” so to speak. I think that setting up your setting is something you need […]

Temporal Motion

People are attracted to motion, particularly physical motion. But when describing a setting, some things are pretty resistant to moving. Houses, mountains, trees, and so on remain static. You can work around that problem. You can put things in motion around a house, for example, or you can describe the motionless object using metaphors or […]

Seeing Yourself as a Writer

A lot of people have a hard time imagining themselves as full-time writers—and that is often the only thing that holds them back. You might be a lawyer, a dentist, a coal minter, or a waitress, and you define yourself as that. Yeah, you love writing, but you don’t think you’re free to write. You […]

Customer Acquisition 101

As a novelist, if you’re successful enough, you’ll someday discover that you’re not just a lady who types manuscripts in a coffee shop or a loner who composes novels in his underwear in his basement—you’re something more.  You’re a major corporation. You create stories that you export on a global basis and sell in various […]

5 Ways to Improve Worldbuilding in Speculative Fiction

Written by: Angela Brown When you build a new world, you’re responsible for building the very essence of any good story. In the genre of speculative fiction, which can include science fiction, fantasy, and magical realism, it may be tempting to go overboard with your writing. Doesn’t creating a new reality mean that you get […]

Writing for Fun and Profit

A lot of people write for fun. Some of them discover that they have real talent and also begin writing for profit. Personally, I think that whether you’re a revolutionary with a message to tell, whether you’re writing just to stroke your ego, or you hope to make a comfortable income as a businessperson, writing is a lot more fun when you’re making money.

One Impossibility

If you write a novel set in the real world—whether it is historical or modern—you don’t have to worry so much about “creating” as “researching” your setting. But if you are writing science fiction or fantasy, you very often “create” a world from scratch. There are a couple of approaches that you can take to this.